Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tangi in the Buried City (Star Publications; 1953)

There is just enough time to squeeze in one more golden age comics post before "Go Ape Shit" Week breathes its last gasp. This particular tale comes from Terrors of the Jungle #21 (Feb. 1953) which was published by Star Publications, but the story is reprinted from and unidentified issue of Fox Comics series, Jungle Jo, from a mere three years earlier.

Tangi originally appeared in issues of Dagar Desert Hawk and Jungle Jo, however several of her adventures were repackaged by Star in Terrors of the Jungle. The GCD lists no credits for the creative team on this one, but the great Jack Kamen had illustrated a few shorter Tangi tales (and those will be forthcoming in the Catacombs). In keeping with my whole gorilla-theme for this week, at least one great ape appears in this story. You also get a glimpse at the nice cover from this issue.

The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.


1 comment:

Gene Phillips said...

Hi, first time poster here,

I've enjoyed a lot of the jungle-gal comics you and "Pappy" have reprinted but this Tangi is one of the better ones. I particularly like the fact that she can handle herself in a fight as well as Sheena could, and her big-ox mate seems about as useful as Sheena's buddy.

Thanks loads.